25
Apr
10

Chinese bronze dao handles

I’ve always been fascinated with archaic bronze. Now green with age, I think they are some of the most beautiful man-made objects we have today. The weapons are no exception.

While doing some research on ji (戟 – halberd), I came across this amazing Chinese site on archaic bronze yesterday. Here are some of the stunning images I found there. These are handle portions of dao (single blade sword).

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